Getting the first two minutes of your talk right

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first two minutes of your talk

As with anything, writing or speaking is something you get better at over time. The more you do it, the calmer you get, the more muscle memory you have, and ultimately, the faster you can get things done.

But when it comes to speaking, I notice that there are people who've been speaking for years and they continue to make a classic mistake every time they start a talk.

Don't get me wrong – it's not a horrible mistake. But it's done so often, by so many people, that it's easy to not think of it as a mistake.

Nevertheless, trust me, your brain (and mine) will know it's a mistake almost right away.

The first two minutes of your talk are crucial

Join me this weekend

I'm doing a seminar focused on talk preparation this weekend, on Saturday, and the good news is it's all online.

The other good news is that it's not very expensive. And you get to hear a friend of mine as well, Cory Miller.

If you want to join me, come get the info and register here.

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About Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

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